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Table 4 Adequacy of antenatal care by group and criteria

From: Adequacy of antenatal care and its relationship with low birth weight in Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil: a case-control study

Criterion of adequacy Group p
  Case group Control group  
  (<2500 g) (≥2500 g)  
  Adequate Adequate  
  N = 511 % N = 538 %  
1. Number of visits1 351 68.7 433 80.5 < 0.001
2. Modified Kessner Index2 299 64.4 330 61.3 0.210
3. Antenatal care3 272 94.4 281 98.6 0.007
  1. Source: Records of pregnant women in Primary Health Care Units and Clinics Hospital.
  2. 1Adequacy based on PPBH [12]; 2No information Case group 31 (6.1%); Control group 16 (2.9%);
  3. 3No Information Case group 223 (43.6%); Control group 253 (47.0%).